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Insight: An extract from 'Snippets from a Hearty Diary' by Catherine MacKay

Test: A drawing of Mrs MacKay getting swabbed for MRSA as she recovered

On the road to recovery: In the gym

Record: Mrs MacKay's diary explored her heart operation experience

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 Insight: An extract from 'Snippets from a Hearty Diary' by Catherine MacKay
Insight: An extract from 'Snippets from a Hearty Diary' by Catherine MacKay
Dalton artist who documented her heart surgery praised at national awards ceremony
A DIARY which helped a Dalton woman through a life-saving heart operation has been celebrated at a national awards ceremony for its lasting impact.

Industrial relic: The Ulverston Ironworks slagbank BILL MYERS rambler-oct-04

Water story: The Manchester Waterworks dam at Haweswater SUBMITTED rambler-oct-04

Vanished: Mardale Church had to be abandoned to make way for the reservoir at Haweswater SUBMITTED rambler-oct-04

Building history: Edwardian road transport passing between dry stone walls near the former Travellers Rest at Browfoot, Ulpha SUBMITTED rambler-oct-04

Pump action: The power station close to the Haweswater dam SUBMITTED rambler-oct-04

Water power: Woodburn's Mill at Ulverston SUBMITTED rambler-oct-04

 Industrial relic: The Ulverston Ironworks slagbank BILL MYERS rambler-oct-04
Industrial relic: The Ulverston Ironworks slagbank BILL MYERS rambler-oct-04
A baroness to bones in caves feature in Furness talks series
TOPICS from bones in caves to the industries of Ulverston are included in the new talks programme of a 141-year-old Furness club.

Eating up: A new breakfast club was started for youngsters at Church Walk Nursery, Ulverston, in 2007

 Eating up: A new breakfast club was started for youngsters at Church Walk Nursery, Ulverston, in 2007
Eating up: A new breakfast club was started for youngsters at Church Walk Nursery, Ulverston, in 2007
10 YEARS AGO
A boy aged around 10 had to be rescued by firefighters after managing to climb to the top of the Cenotaph in Barrow Public Park.

Ryan Goulding

 Ryan Goulding
Ryan Goulding
Barrow burglar jailed after breaking into homes and stealing cars while families were asleep
A MAN has been locked up for more than two years after sneaking into homes in Barrow and Ulverston and stealing car keys from inside.

Janet Theresa Fox drank three gin and tonics before crashing her car minutes from her home ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA WIRE

 Janet Theresa Fox drank three gin and tonics before crashing her car minutes from her home ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA WIRE
Janet Theresa Fox drank three gin and tonics before crashing her car minutes from her home ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA WIRE
Ban for Grange drink driver who crashed minutes from home
A GRANGE woman drank three gin and tonics before crashing her car minutes from her home.

Potholes and uneven surfaces on the A7 road, Kingstown Road, Carlisle

Workmen on the roads

Photo: Tom Kay

Potholes and uneven surfaces on the A7 road, Kingstown Road, Carlisle

Potholes and uneven surfaces on the A7 road, Kingstown Road, Carlisle

Find out here which are Cumbria's most pothole-ridden roads
Thousands of complaints for routes across the county

Tesco Extra in Barrow

 Tesco Extra in Barrow
Tesco Extra in Barrow
Low prices help Tesco report rising profits
Supermarket giant Tesco has reported a surge in half-year profits and rising sales as it hailed efforts to keep prices low amid Brexit-fuelled inflation.
Ulverston couple become millionaires after National Lottery win
A mum and dad from Ulverston are celebrating after they scooped £1m on the National Lottery.

Delighted: Lisa Smith, of Ginger Bakers, receives an award from Grange Co-op manager Gil White

Recognition: Lisa Smith, of Ginger Bakers, receives an award from Grange Co-op manager Gil White

 Delighted: Lisa Smith, of Ginger Bakers, receives an award from Grange Co-op manager Gil White
Delighted: Lisa Smith, of Ginger Bakers, receives an award from Grange Co-op manager Gil White
Top award for Ginger Bakers founder
One of Cumbria's best-known businesswomen got something different at the supermarket - a special award.

Inspiration: Michael Clarkson with his two-year-old son Alfie

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Good cause: Michael Clarkson took part in a sponsored bike ride from London to Paris

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Good cause: Michael Clarkson took part in a sponsored bike ride from London to Paris

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Good cause: Michael Clarkson took part in a sponsored bike ride from London to Paris

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Good cause: Michael Clarkson took part in a sponsored bike ride from London to Paris

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 Inspiration: Michael Clarkson with his two-year-old son Alfie LINDSEY DICKINGS
Inspiration: Michael Clarkson with his two-year-old son Alfie LINDSEY DICKINGS
Barrow dad conquers gruelling cycling charity challenge
A BARROW dad has braved a gruelling cycling challenge to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation.

Regional director of Northern Rail, Sharon Keith

 Regional director of Northern Rail, Sharon Keith
Regional director of Northern Rail, Sharon Keith
Rail bosses warn against busy services in South Cumbria during strike days
AS a result of strike action Northern is operating amended rail timetables and expects those services which are running to be extremely busy.

Making a splash: Subhash Chatterjee with his three gold medals after the Barrow Army Cadet Swimming Competition

 Making a splash: Subhash Chatterjee with his three gold medals after the Barrow Army Cadet Swimming Competition
Making a splash: Subhash Chatterjee with his three gold medals after the Barrow Army Cadet Swimming Competition
Gold for Barrow army cadet in swimming battle
A BARROW army cadet claimed three gold medals in a North West swimming competition.

Improvements: Chris Blade, of Cumbria Crystal

 Improvements: Chris Blade, of Cumbria Crystal
Improvements: Chris Blade, of Cumbria Crystal
Boss of Ulverston manufacturer highlights scheme's benefits
ENGINEERING and manufacturing SMEs have the chance to learn more about a special scheme designed to help boost their productivity.

Soaring higher: Nicole Rochford trampolining in 2007 during an open day for prospective pupils at Walney School, on Sandy Gap

 Soaring higher: Nicole Rochford trampolining in 2007 during an open day for prospective pupils at Walney School, on Sandy Gap
Soaring higher: Nicole Rochford trampolining in 2007 during an open day for prospective pupils at Walney School, on Sandy Gap
10 YEARS AGO
Soil from a giant hole created at Ramsden Square, Barrow, for a flood prevention scheme would be used to create football pitches for Furness Cavaliers rather than being taken to landfil.

Carling lager

 Carling lager
Carling lager
Where's the cheapest pint of lager and bitter in Ulverston?
Despite slightly higher beer prices than its counterpart Barrow, Ulverston still remains a popular location for a night out in Furness.

Hazel Eve Blake. Family picture. 30/09/17

Parents Aydn Blake and Sally McKimm with their twin daughters Hazel Blake (L) and Lily Blake (R). Family picture. 30/09/17

Hazel Blake acting as a little bridesmaid. Family picture. 30/09/17

Twins Hazel (L) and Lily (R) Blake. Family picture. 30/09/17

Hazel Eve Blake. Family picture. 30/09/17

Hazel Blake (l) with her identical twin sister Lily (r). Family picture. 30/09/17

Hazel Eve Blake. Family picture. 30/09/17

Hazel Eve Blake. Family picture. 30/09/17

Hazel Blake (second, top left) and her identical twin sister Lily (far, top right) acting as flower girls at a wedding. Family picture. 30/09/17

Hazel Blake (L) with her twin sister Lily (r) and their parents Aydn Blake and Sally McKimm. Family picture. 30/09/17

Hazel Blake (R) playing with her twin sister Lily (L). Family picture. 30/09/17

Twins Hazel (R) and Lily (L) Blake. Family picture. 30/09/17

Twins Hazel (R) and Lily (L) Blake. Family picture. 30/09/17

Hazel Blake. Family picture. 30/09/17

 Hazel Eve Blake. Family picture. 30/09/17
Hazel Eve Blake. Family picture. 30/09/17
"She just loved it all" - Tributes paid to 15-month-old Barrow twin taken too soon
THE parents of a twin baby girl from Barrow who was "always smiling" have paid loving tributes to her after she tragically died aged just 15 months old.

Sentenced: Jonathan Heath outside Furness Magistrates' Court after being disqualified from driving

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 Sentenced: Jonathan Heath outside Furness Magistrates' Court after being disqualified from driving LINDSEY DICKINGS
Sentenced: Jonathan Heath outside Furness Magistrates' Court after being disqualified from driving LINDSEY DICKINGS
Drunk Dalton soldier banned from driving after flipping his car on Kirkby Moor
A DALTON soldier whose job requires him to drive tanks has been banned from driving after he drunkenly flipped his car on to its roof.

Looking back: A painting of Ulverston's Georgian theatre SUBMITTED theatre-oct-02

Public appeal: A poster from 1866 promoting penny readings to raise cash for a Barrow hospital SUBMITTED theatre-oct-02

Ticket time: Promotional material for performances at Cartmel theatre SUBMITTED theatre-oct-02

Best seats: It cost up to three shillings and sixpence (17p) to watch the Old Vic Theatre at Ulverston's Roxy in 1940 SUBMITTED theatre-oct-02

Big laughs: A night of comedy featuring the Nitwits at Barrow's Coliseum theatre in 1949 SUBMITTED theatre-oct-02

Entertainment: A vintage piece of promotional material for The Yeoman of the Guard at Barrow's Royal theatre SUBMITTED theatre-oct-02

Variety show: The front of a programme for the Palace theatre at Barrow SUBMITTED theatre-oct-02

 Looking back: A painting of Ulverston's Georgian theatre SUBMITTED theatre-oct-02
Looking back: A painting of Ulverston's Georgian theatre SUBMITTED theatre-oct-02
New Barrow exhibition traces decades of entertainment
THE curtain will rise today on a new exhibition featuring the history and traditions of entertainment in South Cumbria.

Taking the plunge: A total of 26 people leapt from two planes, 15,000ft above Flookburgh, in a stunt organised by Skydive Northwest, based at the Northwest Parachute Centre, Cark. Photography by Peter Hughes.

Picture special: The new issue of Bay Living, on sale from Thursday October 5

 Taking the plunge: A total of 26 people leapt from two planes, 15,000ft above Flookburgh, in a stunt organised by Skydive Northwest, based at the Northwest Parachute Centre, Cark. Photography by Peter Hughes.
Taking the plunge: A total of 26 people leapt from two planes, 15,000ft above Flookburgh, in a stunt organised by Skydive Northwest, based at the Northwest Parachute Centre, Cark. Photography by Peter Hughes.
Record-setting Flookburgh skydive stunt captured in colour by Kirkby photographer
A TEAM of daredevils have set a new North West regional record for the amount of people skydiving in formation - and plans are already being made to break that record next year.

Dalton Road in Barrow dressed up for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. THE MAIL ARCHIVE

The Duke of Edinburgh at Holker Hall Horse Trials in 1988. THE MAIL ARCHIVE

Dalton half marathon to raise money for the new baths. THE MAIL ARCHIVE

Dalton in the early 1950s. THE MAIL ARCHIVE

Barrow old market in 1961. THE MAIL ARCHIVE

Ulverston Charter Raft Race on the canal in 1984. THE MAIL ARCHIVE

Ulverston Market Street. THE MAIL ARCHIVE

Grange Promenade in 1990. THE MAIL ARCHIVE

Millom and Broughton Show 1991. Parade of the bulls. THE MAIL ARCHIVE

Barrow Centenary 1967. THE MAIL ARCHIVE

Children scrabble for pennies at the Charter Decleration held in Broughton Square. THE MAIL ARCHIVE

Holborn Hill Royal Brass Band marching in the 1980s. THE MAIL ARCHIVE

 Dalton Road in Barrow dressed up for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. THE MAIL ARCHIVE
Dalton Road in Barrow dressed up for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. THE MAIL ARCHIVE
Cobbled streets and community spirit on display through the years
LIKE many small corners of the country, south Cumbria has changed a lot over the years.

999: The Ferry Hotel, on Walney

 999: The Ferry Hotel, on Walney
999: The Ferry Hotel, on Walney
Fire crews from Barrow and Ulverston called to tackle hotel fire
A KITCHEN fire that took hold in a Walney hotel this weekend resulted in two fire engines being called to tackle the blaze.

One on one: Millom's Jamie Pattinson takes on Walney's Mike Nicholson LINDSEY DICKINGS

The chase: Mike Nicholson and Lee Postlethwaite race for the ball LINDSEY DICKINGS

Defence un-locked: Walney players celebrate a goal by Matt Lockley LINDSEY DICKINGS

Head for heights: Millom's Carl Waters and Walney's Steve Brennan got for a header LINDSEY DICKINGS

Lining up a shot: Millom's Jamie Pattinson LINDSEY DICKINGS

AMATUER FOOTBALL --- Walney Island (yellow) v Millom (red) // Pictured: (l-r) Jamie Pattinson and Tom Savage Saturday 30th September 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

AMATUER FOOTBALL --- Walney Island (yellow) v Millom (red) // Pictured: (l-r) Jamie Pattinson and Fraser Miles Saturday 30th September 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

AMATUER FOOTBALL --- Walney Island (yellow) v Millom (red) // Pictured: William Boulton Saturday 30th September 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

AMATUER FOOTBALL --- Walney Island (yellow) v Millom (red) // Pictured: Kyle Carter, Jamie Pattinson, Fraser Miles Saturday 30th September 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

AMATUER FOOTBALL --- Walney Island (yellow) v Millom (red) // Pictured: Kyle Carter, Jamie Pattinson, Fraser Miles Saturday 30th September 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

AMATUER FOOTBALL --- Walney Island (yellow) v Millom (red) // Pictured: (l-r) Jordan Brumby and Kieron Solloway Saturday 30th September 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

AMATUER FOOTBALL --- Walney Island (yellow) v Millom (red) // Pictured: (l-r) Carl Waters and Steve Brennan Saturday 30th September 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

AMATUER FOOTBALL --- Walney Island (yellow) v Millom (red) // Pictured: Steve Brennan Saturday 30th September 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

AMATUER FOOTBALL --- Walney Island (yellow) v Millom (red) // Pictured: Steve Brennan Saturday 30th September 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

AMATUER FOOTBALL --- Walney Island (yellow) v Millom (red) // Pictured: Goalmouth action Saturday 30th September 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

 One on one: Millom's Jamie Pattinson takes on Walney's Mike Nicholson LINDSEY DICKINGS
One on one: Millom's Jamie Pattinson takes on Walney's Mike Nicholson LINDSEY DICKINGS
Millom hold their nerve to see off Walney in penalty shoot-out drama
TORRENTIAL downpours on Friday night and Saturday morning saw a lot of amateur football fixtures postponed.

Police tape

 Police tape
Police tape
Suspected drink driver apprehended following fail to stop collision in Ulverston
POLICE officers have apprehended a suspected drink driver following a fail-to-stop road traffic collision on Urswick Road in Ulverston.

A road in Dalton has been closed following a two-car collision.

 A road in Dalton has been closed following a two-car collision.
A road in Dalton has been closed following a two-car collision.
UPDATED 9pm: Woman airlifted to Preston and two other casualties taken to Furness General Hospital following two-vehicle collision in Dalton
A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital in Preston following a two-vehicle collision in Dalton.

MP Dennis Skinner, the 'Beast of Bolsover' speaking at the 2017 Labour Party Conference.

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 MP Dennis Skinner, the 'Beast of Bolsover' speaking at the 2017 Labour Party Conference. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
MP Dennis Skinner, the 'Beast of Bolsover' speaking at the 2017 Labour Party Conference. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Tribute to the 'Beast of Bolsover' gets a screening at Ulverston Labour event
ONE of the most recognisable and formidable politicians of the past fifty years will be the subject of a special film screening night at an Ulverston museum.

Taking the plunge: A hydrotherapy group will continue their sessions after receiving a charitable donation of £1,000 fromon behalf of the Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Charitable Trust

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 Taking the plunge: A hydrotherapy group will continue their sessions after receiving a charitable donation of £1,000 fromon behalf of the Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Charitable Trust LEANNE BOLGER
Taking the plunge: A hydrotherapy group will continue their sessions after receiving a charitable donation of £1,000 fromon behalf of the Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Charitable Trust LEANNE BOLGER
Youngsters will have a splashing time after donation keeps Barrow hydrotherapy sessions afloat
HYDROTHERAPY sessions in Barrow which enhance the lives of children living with disabilities will continue thanks to a charitable donation.

File photo dated 29/8/2017 of a pint being poured. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

 File photo dated 29/8/2017 of a pint being poured. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
File photo dated 29/8/2017 of a pint being poured. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Warrant issued for arrest of alleged underage Furness drinker accused of assaulting a PC
A WARRANT has been issued after a suspected underage Furness drinker failed to attend court to answer charges of being drunk and disorderly and assaulting a police officer.

Barrow Law Courts

 Barrow Law Courts
Barrow Law Courts
Furness 15-year-old sentenced for string of offences including grievous bodily harm
A 15-YEAR-OLD Furness boy committed actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm, assault by beating and £1,000 of criminal damage, a court heard.

Family spectacle : Ulverston Lantern Festival

 Family spectacle : Ulverston Lantern Festival
Family spectacle : Ulverston Lantern Festival
Furness 15-year-old admits assaulting three PCs during "high jinks gone wrong" the night of Ulverston Lantern Festival
A 15-YEAR-OLD Furness boy assaulted three police officers on the night of the Ulverston Lantern Festival.

Marjorie Harris, a postmistress from Walney, collects the prize in Age Concern's summer quiz from Jo Ward in 2007

 Marjorie Harris, a postmistress from Walney, collects the prize in Age Concern's summer quiz from Jo Ward in 2007
Marjorie Harris, a postmistress from Walney, collects the prize in Age Concern's summer quiz from Jo Ward in 2007
10 YEARS AGO
South Lakes MP Tim Farron backed charity Age Concern in its battle over day care charges for the elderly in Cumbria.
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